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Knight-Jones, Phyllis; Perkins, Thomas H. (1998). A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 123: 385-467.
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10.1111/j.1096-3642.1998.tb01370.x [view]
Knight-Jones, Phyllis; Perkins, Thomas H.
1998
A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae)
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London
123: 385-467
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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Sabella is rediagnosed to include only species that have spiralled fascicles of abdominal chaetae, first thoracic shield with straight anterior border and radioles that lack composite eyes and flanges. Spirographis spallanzanii is synonymous with Sabella penicillus. The type of the genus is discussed and a neotype designated. The only other species retained in Sabella are S. pavonina and S. discifera (=Branchiomma linaresi, once misplaced in Megalomma, but abdominal fascicles of Megalomma form transverse rows). Most species formerly placed in Sabella are transferred to Bispira, having C-shaped fascicles of abdominal chaetae, first thoracic shield with a "W"-shaped anterior border and, in most species, radioles with paired composite eyes and flanges. Bispira, with B. volutacornis as the type species, is rediagnosed to include B. crassicornis, B. fabricii, B. melanostigma, B. tricyclia, B. viola, B. manicata, B. porifera, B. mariae, B. elegans, B. brunnea, B. guinensis, B. secusolutus, B. wireni, B. oatesiana, B. spirobranchia, B. pacifica, B. monroi, and B. turneri, many of which are described fully for the first time. Only five of these form bispiral crowns (bispirality is useful only specifically and occurs in other genera) and one, B. tricyclia, has a unispiral crown. Sabella palmata Quatrefages, the type of Stylomma is redescribed and its synonyms discussed. This genus has abdominal fascicles like those of Bispira, but radiolar eyes like those of Megalomma. The relative advantages of chaetal arrangement and eye position are discussed.
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Bispira Kr°yer, 1856 (redescription)
Bispira crassicornis (Sars, 1851) (new combination reference)
Bispira fabricii (Kr°yer, 1856) (additional source)
Bispira mariae Lo Bianco, 1893 (redescription)
Bispira melanostigma (Schmarda, 1861) (redescription)
Bispira viola (Grube, 1863) (redescription)
Bispira volutacornis (Montagu, 1804) (redescription)
Megalomma linaresi (Rioja, 1917) accepted as Sabella discifera Grube, 1874 (source of synonymy)
Pseudopotamilla cerasina (Grube, 1871) (new combination reference)
Sabella Linnaeus, 1767 (redescription)
Sabella bipunctata Baird, 1865 accepted as Bispira melanostigma (Schmarda, 1861) (status source)
Sabella crassicornis Sars, 1851 accepted as Bispira crassicornis (Sars, 1851) (source of synonymy)
Sabella discifera Grube, 1874 (redescription)
Sabella flabellata Savigny, 1822 (status source)
Sabella pavonia bicoronata Hornell, 1891 accepted as Sabella pavonina Savigny, 1822 (source of synonymy)
Sabella pavonina Savigny, 1822 (redescription)
Sabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791) (status source)
Sabella sarsii Kr°yer, 1856 accepted as Sabella pavonina Savigny, 1822 (source of synonymy)
Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791) (redescription)
Sabella variabilis Langerhans, 1884 accepted as Sabella discifera Grube, 1874 (source of synonymy)
Spirographis Viviani, 1805 accepted as Sabella Linnaeus, 1767 (source of synonymy)
Spirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805) accepted as Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791) (redescription)